Seafood is a great addition to any meal; it is high in protein and flavor, low in fat. Most seafood is consumed outside the home due to the fact that many home cooks lack confidence on how to properly handle and cook seafood. Here is all the info you need to know to purchase, cook, and serve delicious and nutritious seafood!
Lobster tails are known for their decadent flavor and are a great seafood option to choose when trying to impress someone special. When purchasing lobster, figure one 8 to12 ounce tail (in the shell) per person. The preferred cooking method for lobster is steaming. Lobsters do not need additional seasonings or spices as they are very flavorful on their own!
To steam lobster:
Crab legs are another great seafood option. When purchasing crab legs for a crowd plan on 8 to 12 ounces (in the shell) per person. Crab legs from Fareway are cooked and pre-scored to allow for easy eating. They can be steamed, boiled, baked, or even microwaved. Here's how:
To steam crab legs:
To boil crab legs
To bake crab legs
To microwave crab legs
Shrimp is the most prevalent seafood in the United States. When purchasing shrimp at Fareway, you will find pre-cooked shrimp or frozen shrimp that is in the shell. As a rule, one pound of raw shrimp in their shells equals about 1/2 pound peeled and cooked shrimp. Quickly boiling or poaching shrimp is the most common method, but shrimp can be cooked virtually any way: in a skillet with butter or oil, in a fryer, on a grill, in a steamer, or in an oven.
To boil shrimp:
Bring 8 cups of lightly salted water to a boil.